Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Our neighbors' system was working wonderfully. They have used the chain-link drying method ever since they moved in over a year ago. For some reason this week they have decided to try the more civilized yet less reliable approach of an actual clothesline. This might have something to do with the mother-in-law being in town from CA.
I just wanted to show you that their clothesline has had disastrous results too. It's not that the line suspended from house to garage is falling down, it's just that the clothes are not staying on. I wonder if they know about clothespins?
Looks like the mother-in-law is already back to the trusty chain-link method.
Organize clothes in our closet (I actually did this job)
Dust our bedroom
Sweep our bedroom
Mop our bedroom
Clean out refrigerator/freezer
Sweep/mop wood floors in dining room and living room
Clean potty chair
Organize magazines (recycle or keep)
Organize and clean out computer armoire
Clean wall behind high chairs
Sort/clean toys in playroom
Sort girls clothes (put away winter, sort sizes, bring out summer)
Clean upstairs bathroom
Clean basement (Nate did most of this)
Take pillows and comforters to laundry mat (I did this)
File papers and bills upstairs
Disinfect trash can
She did all these things (some more than once) and kept the girls entertained (engaging them in housework too). I guess it wasn't much of a Mother's Day present for her but I sure appreciated it. My house is so clean that I the girls aren't allowed off the couch and they cannot touch their toys - just kidding.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Violet made up this little song on the way to the grocery store.
"Mommy, mommy I still love you even when you lose your patience. Mommy, mommy I still love you even when that baby makes you cry."
"Yuck! I just said yuck about Anara's breath."
"Oh sweetie, you're so tired." She said this to me when I was laying on the couch yawning.
"Anara was like, 'What?!?'"
"Mama, am I a big girl?" I responsed, "Yeah, Violet you are getting pretty big." "No, I don't want to be big I want to be little. Dear Jesus, please make me little again because I don't want to be a big girl I just want to be little again." I said,"Awww..." and Violet was annoyed by this interruption and said, "Mama, I want to pray to God and ask Him to make me little again and I don't want you to say 'aw' this time okay. Dear Jesus, please just help me to be little again because I don't want to be big.."
"This sodapop is so spicy and so poppy."
"Get away balloon. I want to watch this show. Are you going to watch this too? Mama, my balloon is watching TV with me."
Violet wanted to get rid of Anara and she said, "Hey Anara, can you go tickle mommy?"
Christina was saying, "What do you know Joe?" to Violet and Violet was getting upset. She said, "Don't call me Joe. You shouldn't tease me because I have this green balloon."
"'Wait Thomas!', she cried. 'We want to go with you.' So they went down the track." This was overheard while Vi was playing trains.
""When the baby comes out will your belly just break open?"
Grandma Angie had an appendectomy and Violet was talking to her on the phone after she came home from the hospital. "Did you get some new tubes and a band-aid?"
Our nephew, Guy 7y/o, is a pretty bright kid. He has always been a little wiser than his years and here is a recent example of this. Guy was not asked to write a poem... it was just something he wanted to do.
By Guy Dallas Platter
Hot and blazing by the day,
Helps the planets stay in orbit,
Burns up anything that it swallows.
Nothing can survive its burning heat.
Someday it will stop its shining,
Burn up and fade away.
Cats love to bask in it.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
-because I don't take prenatals or any kind of vitamin for that matter?
-because my kids are way too familiar with Chef Boyardee and forget what fruits and vegetables taste like?
-because as soon as Nate gets home I crash and leave him with all the evening responsibilities?
-because right now the girls are eating macaroni and cheese for the 2nd time this week?
-because we never eat hot dogs but for some reason I really like them right now (microwaved until brown and bubbly with lots of mustard - nasty). I realize this is disgusting and they cause brain tumors - my poor kids.
-because I keep promising to actually make dinner but I'm even more worthless in the evenings?
-because I let my house become an absolute disaster lately knowing that my mom is coming this weekend and will put things back together?
Yikes, that really is a pathetic list. Don't answer those questions. I guess this post was more a confession than anything. Don't worry, I will be back on the horse in no time at all.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Last night I was looking over into the neighbors yard and I just had to take a picture for you. When they wash whites the underwear and socks are stuck individually through the little diamonds in the fence. It's working for them so maybe you and Brad should just put up an ugly, chain link fence ;)
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Uncle Rick helping Anara blow out her candles
Violet blowing out her candles
Violet 3 years old on her real birthday
Anara "smiling" on her real birthday
Sunday we went to the zoo and gardens
I asked her to stop and smile but I don't know what this pose is
That's about it. Not too much excitement around here lately. I have barely been parenting the last 8 weeks but hopefully I will have renewed energy and less nausea very soon. This pregnancy has definitely been better than when I was pregnant with Violet so I shouldn't complain. Hopefully I will be back to posting on a regular basis for all you faithful people who click on our blog only to be disappointed by no new post ;)